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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Dim Sum Restaurant
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“Classic, old skool Cantonese dim sum served by equally archaic staff members. It's not amazing quality of food or service but it is the most authentic, iconic restaurant from its times...”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“And Mexican restaurant. Hidden down an alley, very popular with local expats. Always full on the weekends. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“Rooftop bar with nice view. Thursday nights they offer free sparkling wine and canapes to ladies (one floor below, where you can dance as well).”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“This is a lounge/club at night. It's the It place to go right now. Always a fun time Thursday-Saturday. Turns into a bit of a meat market after 1am on the weekends but everybody still goes anyways.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Started in 1942 Only dinner after 5:30 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Exit D2 Phone: 25221624, reservation recommended at weekend Roast goose speciality but also good for sucking pig, preserved eggs with ginger, shredded jelly fish”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Solid, slightly upscale Indian restaurant. Has been a HK staple for as long as I've lived here.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“For lunch I would suggest taking the tram to Central (westward). You can use the Octopus card to pay for the trams; you can top up the value on the card at any convenience store. You can have arguably one of Hong Kong's best roast goose at Yat Lok (34 Stanley Street). The restaurant is cramped like most local eateries. Otherwise head towards Kau Kee (21 Gough Street) for their famous beef brisket noodles. Across Kau Kee is also a well known outdoor eatery, called a Da Pai Dong. There outdoor restaurants were iconic of Hong Kong but now there are few left. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The small hidden bar underneath this place down the stairs is called La Boudoir. Its a cool small underground bar. maybe avoid it on friday nights when its jam packed. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“For your fix of Phad Thai and other Thai specialties, this is the place. Rooftop deck in nice too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Although it's smack dab in the middle of LKF, Employees Only still manages to keep a low profile and maintain that speakeasy vibe.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The epicentre of local amateur theatre. Charming colonial building. Colette's Bar has a roof top balcony and is a quiet retreat adjacent to LKF. If you are really unlucky, you may see me on stage telling stories!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Best sushi in Hong Kong! Spicy Salmon (not too spicy), flounder, are some of their specialties. Like with every restaurant in HK, beat the crowds by going from 6:30. From 7/7:30 places are packed”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“$$$ NY-style Italian place. Pricey, but very trendy and always packed with a cool scene.”
  • 2 locals recommend